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  1. Nov 30, 2019 #5161

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    I bought a couple of nice denim shirts from Large Lad Clothing in Canada. It's hard to find good denim shirts in larger sizes at reasonable prices. I'm very happy with them.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2019 #5162

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    Today I bought a lot of clothes, meaning tons of clothes.

    As far as I remember:
    3 dresses, 2 pullover, 2 shirts, a pair of trousers, some lingerie, undies, bras, pajamas....

    Was quite a shopping spree...
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2019 #5163

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    I don't believe you. Need to see pics of you modeling the lingerie please.
     
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    haha. I bet to need to see.
    let me think about it....

    Ähm.... no.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2019 #5165

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    That's all I can do...
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    Sale www.parfumdreams.de 2 eye shadow palettes, 1 lipstick, 4711 cologne,1 shower gel, 1 shampoo, 1 soap.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2019 #5167

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    I ordered some henna powder to color my hair. I haven't done it in several months and it needs a couple of applications to get the new growth to match the length.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2020 #5168

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    A 90-ish year old bottle of Coty L'origan perfume (bottle style dates from the 1920s to early 30s). I bid on it on impulse on Ebay not expecting to win, because I always bid pretty low, but did actually win this one. It should arrive by the end of next week, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it smells like. It'll be the oldest bottle I have in my collection (the next oldest is a mid 30s to early 40s L'origan). I would love to have a 100 year old bottle of L'origan, but I have yet to find one in my budget.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2020 #5169

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    Hmm....that's interesting, I find stuff like that sort of intriguing

    What does the 60 year old bottle smell like? Do you suppose that's an accurate representation of what it once was? I would imagine there's not much difference between 100 and 90 years of aging, but I don't really know too much about it.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2020 #5170

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    My 1930s-1950s fragrances actually all smell very good. I mostly collect vintage fragrances (through the 1990s) and very few have gone off or started to smell unpleasant.

    A lot of people say that fragrances "expire", but that's not really accurate. Depending on how they're stored (away from sunlight and high heat is best) fragrances can last decades. Sometimes the top notes will degrade. Either fade, get lost completely, or you only smell them for a few seconds after applying it. Citrus notes degrade over time and are very fragile. But the rest of the structure of the fragrance stays intact.

    I really like two popular fragrances from Coty, that were in production from around the early 1900s to the early 2000s. Emeraude and L'origan. I have bottles of each from various decades. So it's easy to smell the 1920s, 30s, or 40s version and compare it to the 1990s version. And they are all recognizable as the same fragrance.

    There's not much difference over the years unless fragrances get reformulated. Due to companies being bought out, changing materials regulations, and materials being harder to find, they do get reformulated. But not often.

    I just like to collect vintage fragrances and enjoy having bottles from throughout the years.

     
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    And the 1920s perfume smells lovely. It has a bit of "old perfume mustiness" at first, but it is very old and wasn't an airtight sealed bottle. I'm happy with it. It's a little bit different from newer formulas because of age, deterioration, and old technology and raw materials sources. But recognizable as the same fragrance.

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  12. Jan 25, 2020 at 8:49 PM #5172

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    I wanted to buy a new handbag.
    Look what I bought instead (not even close to a handbag)...
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  13. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:10 PM #5173

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    and this one too... :) 20200125_220823.jpg
     
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  14. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:14 PM #5174

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    To prepare cookies?
     
  15. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:16 PM #5175

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    yes, little airplane cookies ✅
     
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    Airplanes? Airplanes? I wonder why
     
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    No ships available... :p
     
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